Deadlines for state tax returns

 
map depicting the deadline for filing state tax returns

While the federal tax deadline is the same for every U.S. individual taxpayer, for state taxes the deadline to file state taxes varies by state. Many states have a due date that is similar to the federal tax deadline and other states have a later deadline to file state taxes. Of course, there are a few states that have no personal income tax, so there are no due dates to consider. Read along as we guide you through answering the question, “When is the state tax deadline?”

Is there a deadline for state tax returns with no income tax?

No. The following have no deadline or specific “tax day” for state tax returns, as they have no income tax:

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Washington* (As of 2022, the state taxes on capital gains tax, a different tax type.)
  • Wyoming

So, if you earn an income in the states listed above, you don’t have to file any state income tax forms or tax payments for individual tax returns.

Deadline for state tax returns – for states with income tax

You should check with your state revenue department to confirm the due date for taxes each year. Keep in mind, the state deadline may shift annually due to weekends and holidays. Here are the deadlines for state returns in states with income tax

State tax return deadline – Can I file my state return later?

You can file your state return after your federal return as long as it is filed before your state tax return deadline on or before the last day for taxes 2021. However, you will not be able to e-file your state return if you mailed your federal return first. You can file your state and federal tax returns at any point before the filing deadline.

State income tax filing deadline help

Get state tax help with H&R Block virtual! With this service, we’ll match you with a tax pro with state-specific tax expertise. Our experienced tax pros can help with your individual income tax returns, including determining potential deductions for paying state taxes, state tax liability, and other state-related tax credits and deductions that could be available to you throughout the tax year.

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